I found a $1 antique oval picture frame at Vendors’ Village (where my booth is located). It was in rough shape, but I knew it was worth a buck. It got put aside until I finished my latest hall tree and I was wishing I had the perfect wreath to hang on it. I didn’t, so I redid the oval frame into a chalkboard instead. I hope you learn something from this short tutorial.
oooh la la ! Fun features this week. A little bit of everything. Before you hop over to check them out, make a guess of which one of the items is my feature.
I LOVE making repurposed door projects. This DIY entry table is beautiful and functional. Add a basket under the lower shelf to add even more functionality. The blue door and table is the perfect addition to any home decor. The addition of a chalkboard is just the icing on the cake! Click over to see all the details so you can make one yourself.
I saw a window project at Cracker Barrel and literally found the perfect window at a ReStore for a dollar two days later. The knobs were 50% off at the craft store. It makes a great wedding photo display hat rack.
For this month’s power tool challenge the theme is outdoor/patio. I use a pocket hose for watering plants and flowers on my patio and I’m tired of it laying on the ground. I decided this was the perfect nudge I needed to fix this problem. I hope you enjoy seeing my project and those of my friends’ taking part in this challenge.
Talk of the Town #72. Hop over to see your favorite project from the hosts and the features.
After building the DIY picket fence last year, I’ve been wanting to make a new covering for the porch swing. It was in the plans last year, but it never happened. We made the pergola/arbor to look like the one that covers the front gate. It’s been years since I’ve really enjoyed this swing-I look forward to getting back out there and relaxing.
We have a guest post today from Charlee of Travel Build Create. She will show you how to use a repurposed chair to make a beautiful doll bed perfect for that special girl in your life. I’m thinking you could also use it as a pet bed for your kitty or puppy. Please give Charlee a warm welcome.
We have another Thrift Store Decor project today! I’m sharing the easiest and cheapest project ever. $2.50 Easy Glass Globe Solar Light! Drop another buck for a bracket and you’re all set. I love how this set looks on my front gate arbor. Think weddings, parties and more!
Talk of the Town #71 is up! Fun features along with great projects from my blogger friends. Our featured blogger is Vineta from The Handyman’s daughter. Hope you find a project you can do this weekend.
This accidental project came about by accident, but had a few hiccups along the way. Sometimes projects can try my patience, and I may even give up for a while. I stuck with this one even after some stenciling gone wrong. Hop over to read all the details on this girl’s step stool.
Talk of the Town #70! I think you’ll love the features this week, outdoor projects, easy builds, and a furniture makeover. If you’re a blogger, please link up. If you just enjoy browsing for ideas, we’ve got you covered with great projects from your hosts, and from many other bloggers. Our featured blogger is Life On Pearl Street.
Last Fall a reader wrote me to ask if I could make her some shelves like she saw on Pinterest. I don’t typically do that, but I felt up for the challenge. Using new lumber and corbels I found online, I made Cindy some chippy farmhouse shelves. Click for more details on how I achieved the chippy paint look.
It’s been pretty slow around here hunting for junk. I still need to be more selective due to the fact of having so much stuff in my inventory. Of course I can never pass up a great chair, or galvanized buckets. And FREE is always nice. It’s great to have good neighbors. I’ve even found some stuff while on my walks with Lulu Mae. Which is your favorite find from this past month?
Talk of the Town #69 is live! See what the hosts have been up to, and be inspired with great ideas and projects. The featured blogger is Angie from Ambient Wares. Other features include a farmhouse bedroom, repurposed drawer and how to style a bathroom on a budget! check it out!!
How to make a rustic garden table perfect for potting, entertaining and more. Step by step tutorial using reclaimed fence boards. Weekend project for you to make. Check it out!
Today’s project is from my new friend Randi who blogs at A Fresh Squeezed Life. You may have seen Randi featured at our Talk of the Town link party. She’s very creative, and I think she has a great message about when projects try our patience. Please give her a warm welcome.
This month’s Power Tool Team’s theme is trays! In honor of Mother’s day we figure we all could use a new idea for a handy tray. I think you’ll be inspired by all the creativity, hop over to see what we’ve done!
Talk of the Town #68 is live! A desk makeover, and easy shelf, an easy craft project using candles and more are here to inspire you. If you’re a blogger, won’t you share your latest project. If you’re not a blogger, there are lots of projects to get your creative juices flowing.
This tutorial uses reclaimed wood to make a custom rustic shutter cabinet. The reclaimed wood is the same size as 1×6 pine boards that you can buy at your local hardware store. I’ll show you how to frame out the front facing, and build the cabinet to your size. No project is without a few kinks, I would love for you to click over to see the ins and outs of this project.